Friday, August 21, 2009
I am not much into the new social media scene so I was a little surprised to see an assignment for the first Tracy "tweetup", a gathering of local Twitter users who actually wanted to meet face to face apart from their online postings.
The group decided to meet at the Tracy Virtual Office (an appropriate place I guess) and by 7:00 pm a handful had arrived, some with laptops in tow to tweet from the meeting. Looking back it was a diverse mix of young and old, not your typical collection of computer geeks.
I heard that these meetings are getting commonplace as computer users actually want to get acquainted with the faces behind the screen names. The next gathering might be at a local coffee shop as they continue to gather members.